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it released, but the obama administration insists it has to be secret. both members of congress and
has said they have no objection to having it released, but the obama administration insists it has to be secret. both members of congress and others have been simply requesting to read that and intelligence committee who is led by mike rogers and dutch ruppersberger who receives all things from the industry and have refused to allow them access. that's extraordinary to have a court opinion ruling that the government violated the constitution and the law and not only can't we read it, but our representatives in congress. >> edward snowden, do you think he'd ever accept a deal to come back to the united states? >> i think the concern is whistle-blowers in the united states have become the number one enemy of the united states government, which is incredibly disturbing. mcclatchey is reporting great things about how the obama administration, how they equate it with treason and all kinds of program. "the new york times" has, as well, so unless that culture which investigative journalists in the united states have been warning about for several years changes fundamentally, he doesn't be
of them up there. egypt's blood, america's complicity. obama's greatest failure, the passive president, spineless on egypt. this is an existential problem. this would be happening to any president given our relative decline in power. but is there something the administration could have done earlier to change the course of these events? >> i think so. we have been withdrawing from the middle east. it's clear. we didn't leave troops in iraq. we set aside in syria, and then assad stayed. and then a year ago, august 20th, 2012, the president said we have a red line in syria. the assad regime's use of chemical weapons. we didn't enforce it. everyone i've talked to said you look weak. you cannot say you have a red line and do nothing. this time we tried to persuade the defense secretary, 17 phone calls to the egyptian military, to try to tell them don't do this, don't do this. thing we will not enforce -- think we can't be taken -- we're not taking this as seriously as we should be. in context of u.s. withdrawal and weakness, a syrian war and 100,000 dead, we get the muslim brotherhood and t
states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> with that line possibly crossed, senator john mccain fears u.s. credibility is now at stake. >> you can't look at those pictures without being deeply moved. are we going to just let that go on? >> so how will president obama respond? the white house is considering a number of options. and for more on that, let's bring in jonathan karl in washington. jon, what can you tell us? >> the president ordered the national security team to drop options for a possible military strike on syria. one official says there's, quote, a strong suspicion that the assad regime is responsible for what appears to be a large-scale chemical attack on civilians, including many children. the intelligence community is still gathering evidence, but the senior official tells me there are strong indic
, president obama needs to spell out on obama doctrine for the middle east. we cannot simply go in and police the region, they don't want us in the backyard. >> except to the degree that they do. and there is a sense that we've abandoned them. and that is a terrible problem for the united states. we can't be in that position. and, look, is it complicated and horrible? yes. we heard the former egyptian foreign minister say it always starts off small and then it gets to be big. he says at some point the whole region would be involved. that's exactly what serve terrified of. but the fact is we also can't be uninvolved. because if you just leave it to fester and you have people both in egypt and in syria feeling like we have abandoned them, that the united states of america is not on their side, that becomes a breeding down for terrorists, and that becomes dangerous for us in the long run. >> and dan, with these weekend meetings with the national security team at the white house, and the warships, you can hear the war drums beating. just today the syrians denied the u.n. access to the site. altho
in 100 years. we think it's important to go back to what president obama said about him not being a patriot. it was the voice of the american revolution, thomas payne who said it was someone who saves his country from his government. we heard about the alleged disasters that would ensue because of what edward has done. back to the bradley manning case, at the damage phase, the united states conceded not one person has been injured and impaired because of of what he disclosed. >> what was your reaction when you heard the president he's not a patriot? >> again, he's put in a tough spot. there's many questions that should have been asked that were not. i would have liked to see them ask about the dea special operations, and the treatment of whistle blowers. but if he's a patriot or others like peter king who says he's a traitor, he has spoken the truth. he sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers and their american lives. how they choose to characterize him is not -- >> you're not open to a deal, but it does sound like
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